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About This Plant...
Family: Labiatae
Genus and species: Satureja montana
Plant type: perennial
Height and width: 6-12 inches high; 8-12 inches wide
Location and soil: sun; dry, well-drained soil
Uses: dried leaves in soups, stews, and sauces; bean, meat, fish, and egg recipes
Propagation methods: seeds and cuttings
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 4-6 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 20 days
Germination temp.: 70 degrees F.
Days to maturity: 70 days
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 18 inches
Spacing between rows: 15 inches
Growing On...
Harvest: pick fresh leaves as needed; for drying, cut branches before plant flowers, bunch them together, and hang them upside down in a warm, airy place, then remove leaves and store in an airtight jar
Growing tips: light promotes germination, which is often erratic

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